Evening racing tips in Ireland – Monday best bets at Punchestown and Roscommon

Evening racing tips in Ireland at Punchestown and Roscommon.Evening racing tips in Ireland at Punchestown and Roscommon.

Irish racing tips on Monday

Two meetings head to post on Monday with both taking place in the evening and the action comes over the sticks and on the flat. We’ve picked out our Monday evening racing tips in Ireland.

The Monday evening horse racing void is filled with two meetings in Ireland with horse racing in the UK all taking place in the afternoon due to the Bank Holiday.

There’s plenty to look forward to as well with some competitive action over the sticks and on the flat with a third day of jumps racing at Punchestown while Roscommon accounts for the evening’s flat racing.

Across both cards there will be 16 races taking place and we’ve looked over the Monday action to pick out our evening racing tips in Ireland.


4:25 Punchestown – Swordlestown Beginners Chase (4yo+) 2m

RAYA TIME sets a decent standard on his chase exploits to date, making the frame in each of his last three starts and the Al Namix gelding can get off the mark here over fences.

A Clonmel winner over hurdles Henry De Bromhead’s charge was last seen finishing just over two lengths’ second to Sully D’oc Aa at this venue in April, beaten two lengths having maybe just been given too much to do.

He could find this slightly easier back in maiden company and with the yard currently flying he looks sure to post a big effort as he bids for a first chase win.

5:30 Punchestown – River Morell Mares Novice Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4½f

LUNAR DISPLAY has shown some solid form over hurdles, placing third in a Listed contest at Navan in Feburary and finishing runner-up back from a couple of months off at Killarney prior to making the breakthrough over hurdles at Tipperary latest.

Joseph O’Brien’s charge had won a Leopardstown bumper on her debut last March and she ran out a four lengths winner over the obstacles eleven days ago with a four lengths’ defeat of Rebel Rose. She caught the eye travelling well there and despite a mistake two out she was always in control and came home a ready victor.

A repeat of that effort could be good enough to see her follow up although this is a stronger race; but her previous form in defeat gives her strong claims and her runner-up effort at Killarney has been boosted since. Open to further improvement she can make her presence felt and she can follow up that latest success with another victory.

Evening racing tips in Ireland. Joseph O'Brien can saddle a winner at Punchestown.

Evening racing tips in Ireland. Joseph O’Brien can saddle a winner at Punchestown.

6:15 Roscommon – Peggy Guerin Memorial Handicap (Div I) (3yo 45-75) 7½f

PRINCE OF PEACE has shown some useful form and ability in his five runs to date on the all-weather and turf latterly, finding only one too good at Killarney when making his handicap debut where he was beaten a half-length by Emphatic Answer.

Johnny Murtagh’s Elzaam colt was blinkered for the first time on that occasion, running on well late for the silver medal and he could be capable of going one better assuming the drop back to seven furlongs doesn’t prove an inconvenience given that better run came over one mile.

The yard is in good form and he may have more to offer so could be worth chancing to get off the mark now.

7:15 Roscommon – Ivan Connaughton Auctioneers – No Sale No Fee Maiden (3yo+) 1m2f

CLIMATE probably found the company too hot when disappointing in the Group Three 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown earlier in the month, but Jessica Harrington’s charge can bounce back quickly returning to this more suitable level.

The Australia filly had shaped with promise on her debut when finding only Acanella too strong by two lengths at the same course in April, although they both failed to cut much ice when upped in class next time. However the fourth has won since and she could improve for this stiffer test of stamina upped in trip.

She has the benefit of race-fitness on her side over the returning Harvard from Aidan O’Brien whose form sets the standard and she could take advantage to get off the mark in receipt of 5lbs.